Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sweet Baby Cakes


I just ADORE babies! I think my two grandchildren are the only ones we're going to have, so I get all excited when someone tells me they know someone who's going to have one. I immediately offer to make them something. Lately, I've been hooked on little gift sets. Isn't that tiny bib the cutest? It's made with the largest scalloped circle Nestibility from Papertrey White CS. It has a nice weight. (All supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted.) I cut another scalloped circle from PTI's Sweet Blush DP and layered it every so slightly just above the scallops. The neckline is cut with the 1-3/8" SU circle punched placed about 1/2 way into the top crease.

If you click on the picture, you can see that I added tiny pearls all around the edge after I sponged it. I inserted the ribbon by making slits in the fold, and taping the ribbon to the inside. They make the inside look cute too! Those little flowers came from JoAnn Fabrics. The butterflies are all punched with the Martha Stewart butterfly punch in Sweet Blush, layered with another butterfly punched from a really old SU swirled vellum, the edges are sponged and then I added three tiny pearls for the bodies.

The little Bun in the Oven is a Timeless Template. The sentiment on the oven is from SU's Nursery Necessities (best baby set they've had I think). I sponged all the edges, used the remaining flowers for burners and added more pearl accents...I left the door slightly ajar so you could see how the box opens if you're unfamiliar with it. There is a clear vellum window accented with more butterflies. See my little sock "cupcake"? I finally made one I'm happy with. Takes a bit of practice to get it just right but it's not hard.

The little gift bag is simply a white lunch bag cut down about 2-1/2 inches. I punched the handle with the SU oval punch. Covered first in Sweet Blush then DP. The ribbon wraps around the entire bag, through the handle and ties in front. I cut one of the flowers from a scrap of the DP and placed it on the tag along with another butterfly.

Thanks for stopping by...

Blessings and Happy Stamping,

Charlene




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4 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my gosh this set is absolutely ADORABLE. I'm an administrator in a school district and have the opportunity to recognize LOTS of babies - these ideas of yours are precious. Have not tried the sock cupcake but I"m inspired to do so. Thanks for you kind comments on my blog :-)

Dana said...

Hi Charlene! First, let me say, THIS set is soooooo precious! The baby pink and pearls are divine. Thank you for stopping my blog and leaving your sweet note.

acreativeneed said...

I love, love love this gift set Charlene!! So sweet!! Have a wonderful weekend!
smiles,Deena

Fran said...

This is a VERY cute set! TFS